The founding fathers of the United States established a governmental system that has so far weathered the test of time so far.
In the US Congress, they set up two groups, the House Of Representatives and the Senate.
The Key Aspects of a Senator’s efforts should include:
- Representing their Constituents – A senator speaks with citizens about problems, concerns or suggestions they have for their district.
- Informing the Public – In addition to gathering information from members of the community, a state senator shares information with the public.
- Serving on Committees – Senators are required to serve on Senate committees. Each committee has a different focus such as health, education, business or national security.
- Introducing Legislation – A senator also uses constituent feedback to identify new laws that need to be passed. Senators work with their staff to research topics, identify issues and propose laws to protect citizens.
So how is it that less than a handful of US Senators actually read the various pieces of legislation before voting “yea”?
The House of Representatives is no different. Speaker Pelosi, when asked about the pending Obamacare legislation 12 years ago insisted: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
On Friday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) stated that he is “proud to support” the omnibus bill, but acknowledged that due to the bill coming to the floor at the last minute, there wasn’t “enough time to fully scrub and understand what other members have put in it.” And “I don’t know exactly what every other member of the Senate has put in the bill.”
Coons stated, “I voted for the omnibus and I’m proud to support it, but I don’t like the process. And a bipartisan group of senators on the floor of the Senate were talking about how we can change this process going forward. Because frankly…when it all comes to the floor in the last few days and the last few hours, that doesn’t give us enough time to fully scrub and understand what other members have put in it.”
“I understand that I’m responsible and so [are] my colleagues, the congressional delegation, for the congressionally-directed spending for Delaware, but I don’t know exactly what every other member of the Senate has put in the bill.”
“So, frankly, it’s important for us to change the timing, to get back to following what’s in the law in terms of having open hearings early in the year, not late in the year.”
This flippant attitude displayed by Senator Coons is why most Americans feel like they are dealing with massive taxation, without ethical and proper representation.